Show us your TransAlp modifications!

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by modrover, Apr 13, 2004.

  1. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    Might want to check the front sprocket shaft splines for wear. Seems some TAs ,for whatever reason, have unusual wear. Real PITA to change that shaft. Looks like it's missing it's skid plate. Mas335 had some of his TA parts for sale, if there's any left.
  2. mas335

    mas335 xendurist

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  3. justcountry04

    justcountry04 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for all the input, I will keep everyone posted after I look at it. the owner told me the skid plate was missing and he rebuilt the fr brakes and everything works as it should so I will see. I have a D650 i ride the shit out of, but want to find a bike for some longer road trips but still have the abilty to back road it a bit. Im for sure gonna keep the DR, I love it.
  4. Santa

    Santa Focused on the Future

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    I have posted a front fender and stock windscreen in Flea Market.
  5. justcountry04

    justcountry04 Been here awhile

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    Well I checked it out, everything worked as it should, the brakes for sure needed attention. the 2 side fairings the lower tabs were broken and held on with wire. The frount dash didnt quite line up properly. had a small rear valve cover leak. pretty decent amount of corrosion around the valve stems, original spark plugs, he has the oem skid plate, and a few receipts for some brake work, oil looked clean. the carbs were gonna need a rebuild, it fired right up and idled decent but you could tell they had some hesitation. The good parts now.....The motor and tranny sounded tighter than any machine ever heard, ecxept the Vstrom. gears shifted perfectly, and motor made no noise whatsoever. 31,000 on the odometer. brand new tires too. I had to pass, as Im kinda anal and It was turn key, just not my turn key. I'll have to just keep on looking for a more long distance dual sport, I can only go about 150 miles on the DR, before im crippled! If anyones looking for a decent project, hes asking 2300 but would prob take 1800. Im headed to atlanta on Monday and could haul it up for someone along the way.......
  6. Scenika

    Scenika n00b

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    Hello; My Honda Transalp, model OrangeRally :)
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  7. Hotmamaandme

    Hotmamaandme Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Any more info on the side panels and head light fairing?
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    Scenika n00b

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  9. layzrider

    layzrider Layzrider

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    I can't find the flee market page. Any clues?

    Love looking at the Transalp photos. I like the orannge on the last one. Nice bike.
  10. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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  11. Hotmamaandme

    Hotmamaandme Wishing I was riding RTW

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  12. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Cory,

    It looks like the Boano fairing meant for the RD07A Africa Twin (by the way the side panels and air scoops are shaped.

    The cut out parts have been filled in with orange...plexiglass maybe.

    I'd have thought the AT fairing was wider at the fuel tank but possibly the assembly is flexible enough to be pulled inward to Transalp dimensions.

    The only part I question is if there is an effective way for hot air to exit the radiators which would likely be a factor in our climate.

    Nice job with the mods. You'll find the Boano stuff significantly more expensive to get here.....as always.
  13. Z_HARSH

    Z_HARSH Like margarine?

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    I just PM'd this to Jim Rowley because it seems he may have already done something similar, but I will post the question here too, maybe it will help someone else or someone may have some expertise to lend....

    I picked up a set of forks off a 2001 KTM EXC 300 (47mm) for cheap, and I am trying to mount them on my '89 TransAlp. I believe that you have KTM forks on your AT/TA and I am wondering what triple clam you used. The stock KTM offset seems to be 20mm but the TA seems to have closer to a 26mm offset.

    I spoke with Billet Racing Products (in C-Springs) and they only offer 20mm top clams (for use with the stock KTM bottom clamp) and if I want both top and bottom so I can get the rubber mounted bars and then custom manufacture the center stem and press it in their bottom clamp and make a bushing for the top clamp to tighten on the smaller stem they only offer 18mm offset.

    I also talked to Gary over at Emig Racing, he can customize the whole thing with the same offset but it will be expensive. He thought that going down to even a 20mm offset on the forks is a very bad idea and would make it too twitchy. Another option is rather that custom designing from scratch I could get the 24mm offset KTM triple clamps and that he already makes and have them customized with a smaller stem.

    Anyone have any opinions on this? I am not worried about the caliper mount and the ignition mount or fender at this time, the steering stops are more of a factor but I can always weld on the steel frame, I can deal with those small details later.


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    Jim kindly and quickly messaged me back, it sounds like he used the 20mm offset on the KTM tripple clamp (yoke), and didn't notice it to be twitchy. It sounds like he also had a Scott's staring dampener too.

    I wonder why Gary Emig thought it was such a big deal?
  14. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Jim crashes alot
  15. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    .......................actually he doesn't except once when.....well, we won't talk about that.

    In case you haven't already considered it, you might measure exactly where the actual axle centerline is on the KTM forks. It may be different than the TA fork and make your offset measurements not so scary.
  16. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    Are you timing me on my response? You drop a different bike once on a ride two and a half years ago and you're labeled for life.
  17. wrryder

    wrryder Been here awhile

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    Don't worry Jim, you weren't the only one who crashed on that ride... I remember a certian BMW that took some Oregon soil home to Colorado. Besides if you don't crash once in a while while off road you're probably not trying hard enough..... Speaking from my own experience I have found this to be true. I may have crashed once or twice since then. :wink:




  18. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Drat !......busted...........42 sec BTW
  19. Jim Rowley

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    Sorry about the slow response. Sick wife at home. Craig, I forgot about Jeff's scuba session.
  20. wrryder

    wrryder Been here awhile

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    Hey guys, I'm rebuilding my carbs and am looking for some new jet size recommendations. I'm thinking of leaving in the stock #120 main jet and replacing the #38 slow jet with a #40. The engine and exhaust are stock. I usually buy from Jets R Us but they don't have a listing for a TransAlp but I'm sure they cross reference to other bikes. Does anyone know the Keihin slow jet part # or what bike uses the same carbs?

    These are the 600 cc bikes they list on their site.​

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